Effective onboarding strategies for new physio hires

Seeking physiotherapists to help boost your workforce? Carry on reading to find out how to streamline your onboarding process and improve the candidate experience. 

The early bird catches the worm 

Make sure candidates are fully informed about everything from role expectations to company values before they even apply so they know what to expect. This will help ensure that everyone is on the same page and will save you time down the line. You should also consider improving the candidate experience by:

  • Sending a copy of the employee handbook
  • Sharing important links to your website and any resources candidates need to be aware of.
  • Emailing HR paperwork ahead of the first day so your new hire can spend their first day meeting colleagues and learning the ropes.

Organisation is key 

It is important that newbie physiotherapists have structure during their first week on the job. Make sure your organisation has a set protocol for inductions, such as a tour on the first day and scheduled introductory meetings with key members of staff. Again, this will save you time in the long haul as it will give time for staff to settle in and ask any questions they may have. You don’t want your new staff bewildered and stressed by day two! 

Create a welcoming environment 

Hopefully, your workplace is always friendly in general, but making the extra effort to help make starters feel welcome will go a long way. This could be as little as having their computer set up and ready to use, or a more significant gesture like taking them out for lunch on the first day. Whatever it is, make sure that everyone knows when there will be a new face in the organisation and encourage your team to introduce themselves and build rapport. This will also help strengthen morale and improve retention rates. 

Work with a recruitment agency 

If you’re looking to source top-tier physiotherapists then you’ve come to the right place! Here at Amaré, we pride ourselves on meeting client requirements and only place candidates where we know it’s a perfect match. Let us take the hard work out of the onboarding process and give our specialist consultants a call on 0203 929 4017 to find out more about working with us.